UPDATED: 2019/01/24 1:00PM
Michal Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer announced that he is postponing is public congressional testimony (originally scheduled for February 7th) saying that he has been subject to “ongoing threats against his family” from Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, said in a statement, “Due to ongoing threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani, as recently as this weekend, as well as Mr. Cohen’s continued cooperation with ongoing investigations, by advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen’s appearance will be postponed to a later date. Mr. Cohen wishes to thank Chairman Cummings for allowing him to appear before the House Oversight Committee and looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time. This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first.”
When asked about these threats against Cohen and his family, Donald Trump said, “Well, I would say he’s been threatened by the truth. He’s only been threatened by the truth.”
Democrats now must consider subpoenaing Cohen to compel his testimony. Cohen is due to report to prison on March 6th to serve a three-year sentence.